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VOLUME 9 , ISSUE 2 ( May-Aug, 2016 ) > List of Articles


Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Review Article

P. Rajalakshmy

Keywords : Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM), Glycemic Index, Glycemic Load

Citation Information : Rajalakshmy P. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Review Article. 2016; 9 (2):46-48.

DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-2-46

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as glucose intolerance that begins or is first detected during pregnancy. About 7% of all pregnancy is >200,000 cases per year are detected as GDM. GDM will be diagnosed through oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). It can be identified in the first trimester. Since this GDM will increase the complication among the mother and the infant. Since it cannot be curable but the complication can be reduced with the special care, drug and the dietary management.

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